Thursday, November 17, 2005

Child abuse not illegal in Israel

As long as the child is Palestinian (and moves) and you’re a member of the Israeli Defence Force you can do what you want and not be held to account. As the Guardian reports a military court in Israel just acquitted a soldier who unloaded the whole magazine of his machine gun into a defenceless 13-year old girl. “I old you I was innocent” the soldier is said to have announced after the not guilty verdict.

At not time did the school girl pose a danger to the soldiers at the military post where Captain “R” was posted when he riddled her with bullets. She was at a safe distance and had dropped her school bag, so was not carrying anything that could have been mistaken as explosives. In fact, before shooting her, the captain was told by his colleagues on the watch tower that she was just a little girl “scared to death”.

No matter, he justified his action thus: “Anything that's mobile, that moves in the zone, even if it's a three-year-old, needs to be killed. Over." Now after officers from the Metropolitan Police unloaded their guns on Brazilian Charles de Menezes in a London underground train, we learned that the new “shoot-to-kill” policy had been introduced after British armed police officers received training from Israel, code-named “Operation Kratos”. If they were instructed to shoot at anything that moves, even if it’s a three-year-old, then we can be hardly surprised at the ferocity with which they took out the innocent electrician.

Irrespective of these rules of engagement, outside the Israeli Defence Force and the British police force the killing of an under-aged school girl or an innocent passenger on a commuter train will still be regarded as cold-blooded murder.


At 18 November 2005 at 02:44, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair comment in your article, but the headline is misleading "Child abuse is not illegal in Israel". This may be true as Israel, unlike the Arab countries, does not have child labour, child slaves, does not cut off hands nor heads of children (by the way, also not heads of adults). All in all, there is probably no need for such a law in Israel - but certainly is a need for such a law in many Arab countries.

At 18 November 2005 at 11:05, Anonymous Anonymous said...

America and its Israeli masters are not subject to International Law, UN resolutions or even basic human decency. They both wallow in the desire to be victims whilst they commit the filthiest most disgusting crimes against mankind.

At 18 November 2005 at 14:53, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And exactly how is that different from the extremist belief that it is okay to strap a bomb to your body, walk into a Shia Mosque, and blow up 60 innocent people in the process. You can think Al Qaida for instances such as the one you just described. Once again, blaming Israel for something that would not be happening if it weren't for the brainwashed terrorists making everyone standing a post have a shaky trigger finger. I suppose this is Israel's fault just like the bombings in Amman!

At 18 November 2005 at 20:25, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And exactly what are those filthy and disgusting crimes America and its supposed Israeli masters are committing?!

At 6 April 2006 at 20:47, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See above.


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